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Shared Videos: Bavaria in 60 Seconds!

Dream now, travel tomorrow….

Bavaria is certainly one of the most beautiful areas in Germany and here is a very nice video, which highlights this wonderful region in only 60 seconds! …..

Bavaria link

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Shared Videos: Avalon Dream

Beautifully presented, short video from Avalon Waterways and the Globus Family of Brands; take a look…..

Avalon Dream video link

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared Videos: Castles of Germany

Travel + Leisure posts some beautiful, short destination videos on Facebook.  Here is their one featuring Castle of Germany and it is a bit awesome! …..

Castles of Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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All Aboard!

Dream Today, Travel Tomorrow!
Take a one minute virtual train ride aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer in this very scenic video…..

Rocky Mountaineer video link

Rocky Mountaineer is not inexpensive, but the experience is priceless! 

Contact us for details when you are ready for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared Photos – Post #41

Happy Monday!

In the spirit of “Dream Today, Travel Tomorrow”, we have more photos to share from Susan B.  These are a continuation from Friday’s post on Croatia and Dubrovnik:

CE Share Susan B Croatia 23 Zadar - The Roman Forum

Zadar – The Roman Forum

CE Share Susan B Croatia 24 Trogir - Waterfront with St. Marks Tower and towne center

Trogir – Waterfront with St. Marks Tower and towne center

CE Share Susan B Croatia 25 Split - The Old City - Diocletian’s Palace

Split – The Old City – Diocletian’s Palace

CE Share Susan B Croatia 26 Split - The Statue of Gregory Nin - Touch the big toe for good luck.

Split – The Statue of Gregory Nin – Touch the big toe for good luck.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 27 Island of Bisevo - The Blue Cave

 Island of Bisevo – The Blue Cave

CE Share Susan B Croatia 28 Trogir - Farmer’s Market

Trogir – Farmer’s Market

CE Share Susan B Croatia 29 Island of Vis - Where the second Mamma Mia was filmed

Island of Vis – Where the second Mamma Mia was filmed

CE Share Susan B Croatia 30 Islands of the Adriatic Sea off Trogir

Islands of the Adriatic Sea off Trogir

CE Share Susan B Croatia 31 Island of Korčula - Cathedral of Saint Mark

Island of Korčula – Cathedral of Saint Mark

CE Share Susan B Croatia 32 Adriatic Sea with bridge to KRK in distance

Adriatic Sea with bridge to KRK in distance

CE Share Susan B Croatia 33 KRK Island - KRK Town - Fig Man

KRK Island – KRK Town – Fig Man

CE Share Susan B Croatia 34 KRK Island - Vrbnik

KRK Island – Vrbnik

CE Share Susan B Croatia 35 KRK Island - Vrbnik

KRK Island – Vrbnik

CE Share Susan B Croatia 36 KRK Island - Vrbnik - The Narrowest Street in the World

KRK Island – Vrbnik – The Narrowest Street in the World

CE Share Susan B Croatia 37 Island of Korčula - Velika kneževa kula - fortress

Island of Korčula – Velika kneževa kula – fortress

CE Share Susan B Croatia 38 Dubrovnik - Onofrio’s Fountain - from above

Dubrovnik – Onofrio’s Fountain – from above

CE Share Susan B Croatia 39 Dubrovnik - Onofrio’s Fountain

Dubrovnik – Onofrio’s Fountain

CE Share Susan B Croatia 40 Dubrovnik - Church of St. Blaise with statue of the same (blue)

Dubrovnik – Church of St. Blaise with statue of the same (blue)

CE Share Susan B Croatia 41 Dubrovnik - The Spanish Steps (Game of Thrones walk of shame)

Dubrovnik – The Spanish Steps (Game of Thrones walk of shame)

CE Share Susan B Croatia 42 Dubrovnik - The walk around the city walls

Dubrovnik – The walk around the city walls

CE Share Susan B Croatia 43 Dubrovnik - walk along the wall

Dubrovnik – walk along the wall

CE Share Susan B Croatia 44 Dubrovnik - walk along the wall

Dubrovnik – walk along the wall

CE Share Susan B Croatia 45 Dubrovnik - Stradun from above

Dubrovnik – Stradun from above

CE Share Susan B Croatia 46 Dubrovnik - artist displays throughout

Dubrovnik – artist displays throughout

CE Share Susan B Croatia 48 December 6, 1991 Dubrovnik was attacked by the Serbian and Montenegrian Armies.

December 6, 1991 Dubrovnik was attacked by the Serbian and Montenegrian Armies.  In the photo above you can see the different colors of tile (you notice from all shots from the wall walk).  The bright orange tiles are new and represent buildings that were bombed, the old and mismatched survived the bombings.

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Dubrovnik – more from the walk along the wall

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Shared Photos – Post #40

Happy Friday!

In the spirit of “Dream Today, Travel Tomorrow”, we have new photos to share from Susan B.  These are from Croatia and we’ll have even more from her on Monday!

CE Share Susan B Croatia 01 Zagreb (Capital), Croatia - the meeting point between Eastern and Western Europe

Zagreb (Capital), Croatia – the meeting point between Eastern and Western Europe

CE Share Susan B Croatia 02 Zagreb. Just pick an arrow and go.

Zagreb. Just pick an arrow and go.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 03 Zagreb, Old Town Center

Zagreb, Old Town Center

CE Share Susan B Croatia 04 Zagreb, Old Town, Church of St. Marks. Gothic Church - tiles from the coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonic and Zagreb.

Zagreb, Old Town, Church of St. Marks. Gothic Church – tiles from the coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonic and Zagreb.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 05 Zagreb, street art

Zagreb, street art

CE Share Susan B Croatia 06 Zagreb, curio shops filled with bags of lavender (lavenda).

Zagreb, curio shops filled with bags of lavender (lavenda).

CE Share Susan B Croatia 07 Zagreb, looking from Upper Town back over Lower Town. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with her twin spires.

Zagreb, looking from Upper Town back over Lower Town. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with her twin spires.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 08 Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The 3rd century architecture is incredible.

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The 3rd century architecture is incredible.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 09 Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

CE Share Susan B Croatia 10 Backroads between Rovinj and Pula in Istria Peninsula. Konoba=restaurant

Backroads between Rovinj and Pula in Istria Peninsula. Konoba=restaurant

CE Share Susan B Croatia 11 Pula, Croatia (Istria Peninsula). Amphitheatre

Pula, Croatia (Istria Peninsula). Amphitheatre

CE Share Susan B Croatia 12 Pula, Amphitheatre

Pula, Amphitheatre

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Pula

CE Share Susan B Croatia 15 Opatija - resort town on the Adriatic Sea

Opatija – resort town on the Adriatic Sea

CE Share Susan B Croatia 16 Opatija, The Maiden with the Seagull

Opatija, The Maiden with the Seagull

CE Share Susan B Croatia 17 Near Crikvenica - Traditional Croation meal - Lamb cooked under the bell

Near Crikvenica – Traditional Croation meal – Lamb cooked under the bell

CE Share Susan B Croatia 18 Konoba Studec near Crikvenica

Konoba Studec near Crikvenica

CE Share Susan B Croatia 19 Zagreb - Love locks gate

Zagreb – Love locks gate

CE Share Susan B Croatia 20 Zagreb - One block down from love locks gate is the Museum of Broken Relationships

Zagreb – One block down from love locks gate is the Museum of Broken Relationships

CE Share Susan B Croatia 21 Pula - Zerostrasse, the underground tunnels where citizens hid during bombings

Pula – Zerostrasse, the underground tunnels where citizens hid during bombings

CE Share Susan B Croatia 22 Pula - One block before you have the Museum of Good Memories

Pula – One block before you have the Museum of Good Memories

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Pula

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Christmas in July?

If you’ve wondered about the famed German Christmas Markets, take a look at this 3 minute video; it makes for a nice break from our current Summer heat! ………….

German Christmas Market button link

German Christmas Market blog footer photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Profile of a Wine Cruise

If the thought of a ‘Wine Cruise’ on the rivers of Europe sounds interesting to you, then take a look at this short video which explains the concept:

AMA Wine link

AMA Wine glass ship vertical collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared Videos #1

For the last couple of months, we’ve enjoyed sharing photos from our clients with great shots from around the world.  Now, we thought it might be fun to switch and share come videos, instead of stills.  Several cruise lines have very nicely produced videos featuring destinations, ships and points of interest from various locations.  We find most to be not that of a ‘commercial’, or a ‘hard sell’, but rather very informative and enjoyable.

Today, the first in our series is a two & a half minute video from Viking Cruises with their new Mississippi itinerary coming in 2022.

click here to view:

Viking TV Americas Heartland

Viking Mississippi ship

Viking has a full library of online videos; click here if you care to view more.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not too late to send your photos, if you have not done so already; we’d love to add

them to our upcoming posts!  If so, please email to info@CruiseEscapes.com and include

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More will follow soon; watch for our next post !

 

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Shared Photos – Post #39

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

We continue to ask our clients and friends to share their travel photos so that we could post them and remind ourselves of the joy which travel brings AND of which it will bring again, when conditions allow.

Today we have photos from close to home in the Northwest area of the U.S. & Canada  from Nina H.:

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Mt Rainer

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Chuhuly Pavilion in Seattle

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inside Chuhuly Pavilion in Seattle

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Fish throwing at the Seattle Public Market

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Seattle Public Market

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Music at the Public Market

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Houseboats on Lake Union in Seattle

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the Museum of Flight in Seattle

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Butchart Gardens, Victoria

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Butchart Gardens, Victoria

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Butchart Gardens, Victoria

We continue to ask our clients and friends to share their travel photos so that we could post them and remind ourselves of the joy which travel brings AND of which it will bring again, when conditions allow.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not too late to send your photos, if you have not done so already; we’d love to add

them to our upcoming posts!  If so, please email to info@CruiseEscapes.com and include

the location where each photo was taken.

More will follow soon; watch for our next post !

 

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